Trinity School's carefully designed Studio Art Program begins in the seventh and eighth grades and picks up again in the junior and senior years.
Students gain confidence in basic drawing skills in the seventh grade and progress to working in a variety of color media in the eighth grade, including colored pencil, pastel and watercolor. In their final project, they also study an American artist and reproduce one of that artist’s works.
The junior and senior years continue to focus on color media with the introduction of acrylic painting technique, challenging portraiture, figurative works and the study of art history from prehistoric to modern times. Student work from each grade is on display in the school’s Fine Arts Festival in May.
Art Club is for any student who has an interest in art. Students in all grades may participate, working in their choice of medium. An art faculty member is present to help them improve their techniques. Assistance is given to those who wish to enter public art contests. River Ridge student artwork has been featured in a variety of reputable exhibitions, including the Minnesota State Fair and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.